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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Oct 16, 2010 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Trying To Find Sting/Jerry Video


There's an excellent video I only saw in passing and I
would really like to find, as well as clue in those who
haven't seen it yet to watch.
The segment I saw had Sting in the foreground,
dancing and snapping his fingers as Jerry is just
ripping off this amazing sequence of jazz riffs.
Jerry is actually gyrating as he plays, looking
extremely focused, and Sting seems to have given
up trying to follow and becomes just another member of
the audience.
I saw only about 20 seconds of this, so I don't know
how long it is or where it is from.
Can some-one please identify this footage and
where I can find it? TIA.

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 17, 2010 2:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trying To Find Sting/Jerry Video

Sting opened for the Dead at RFK 6/25+26/93, and Jerry sat in for the last parts.
http://www.dead.net/forum/jerry-garcia-sting-6-26-93-vine
There was a youtube video that is no longer available. Maybe it resides somewhere else though. Sounds like it would be fun to see.

This post was modified by vapors on 2010-10-17 09:23:35

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Oct 16, 2010 6:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trying To Find Sting/Jerry Video

Sting opened for the Dead at Soldier Field on 06/18 and 06/19 as well...

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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Oct 16, 2010 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trying To Find Sting/Jerry Video


Ok, thanks for the leads. Now I know that the video
is question is a performance of "Tea In The Sahara"
the night of 6/25/93. The footage is in black and
white.
This was really jazzy stuff, very fine playing even
by Jerry's superlative standards, and it shows in
his body language and Sting's ecstatic response.
Does anyone know if this is even available in music
form anywhere?

It's always cool to see Jerry utterly blow people's
mind. I remember a Philly show where he took off so
far that it quietened even the other band members
(Bobby and Phil just standing on the stage watching
him carefully, their arms crossed atop their
instruments) - every cop and security guard around
the stage utterly forget what they were doing and
turned their backs to the crowd, utterly absorbed
by Garcia. Ninety percent of them probably hated
rock and roll and knew nothing of the Dead but, for
those brief few seconds, they acted like they were
in church.

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Poster: hasher Date: Oct 17, 2010 12:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trying To Find Sting/Jerry Video

"It's always cool to see Jerry utterly blow people's
mind. I remember a Philly show where he took off so
far that it quietened even the other band members
(Bobby and Phil just standing on the stage watching
him carefully, their arms crossed atop their
instruments) - every cop and security guard around
the stage utterly forget what they were doing and
turned their backs to the crowd, utterly absorbed
by Garcia. Ninety percent of them probably hated
rock and roll and knew nothing of the Dead but, for
those brief few seconds, they acted like they were
in church."

I've heard this story before. Anyone know what show this was? Spectrum? '93? JFK '89?

This post was modified by hasher on 2010-10-17 07:32:47

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 17, 2010 2:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trying To Find Sting/Jerry Video

I have been curious about your query and here is what I have found after poking around a bit, mostly from thejerrysite.

Jerry sat in with Sting:
6/13/93 Orchard Park . . . Tea in the Sahara/Consider Me Gone
6/18/93 Chicago . . . Tea in the Sahara/Consider Me Gone
6/19/93 Chicago (Jerry sits in on soundcheck; no encore with Jerry due to raging thunderstorm)
6/25/93 DC . . . Walking on the Moon/Consider Me Gone
6/26/93 DC . . .Walking on the Moon/Consider Me Gone/Down So Long

http://hypem.com/track/622762/Sting+and+Jerry+Garcia+-+Walking+On+The+Moon+Consider+Me+Gone+Been+Down+So+Long